Overview

Find out what support is available to help you deliver Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills.

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Interactive scheme of work  

Saving you time: planning made easy with our 5-week, 15-week or 30-week interactive scheme of work. We’ve created a new, digital interactive scheme of work for Functional Skills English and Mathematics, a fantastic free online planning tool.

Like a traditional scheme of work, our interactive scheme of work provides you with a guide for teaching the content for all levels, including a suggested teaching order, an idea of when to teach and how long to spend on each topic. However, where our interactive scheme of work differs is that it’s designed to be tailored to your preferred delivery model, allowing you to create a bespoke route through the Functional Skills courses.

Our new interactive schemes of work:

  • provide a suggested teaching order, broken down into 1-hour lessons that you can combine to suit your timetable
  • include delivery guidance, possible success criteria, common misconceptions and teaching prerequisites (prerequisites available for selected schemes only)
  • work seamlessly with Pearson’s ActiveLearn digital teaching resources*: any published resources you subscribe to will be integrated into the interactive schemes of work, giving you easy access to these materials, all in one place.

*Pearson's paid-for resources, as well as resources from other publishers, are not a prerequisite for the delivery of Pearson Edexcel specifications.

Start using this free service straight away by registering for instant access.

ActiveLearn register

Once registered, log in to ActiveLearn using your newly created username and password.

ActiveLearn login

Log in and the interactive scheme of work will be available. Once in the ActiveLearn site, click on the Plan tab and select Scheme of Work. Then click on +Create new scheme and select Functional Skills Maths or Functional Skills English from the subjects drop down to start building your customised scheme of work.

ResultsPlus for Functional Skills

Our free service that provides you with behind-the-grade insight into your learners peformance in our Functional Skills English and Mathematics exams. 

ResultsPlus for Functional Skills

ExamWizard for Functional Skills

Our free service creates tailored practice exam papers for use with your learners studying Functional Skills English and Mathematics papers.

ExamWizard for Functional Skills

Initial Assessment Tool 

Our free Initial Assessment Tool (IAT) can help you decide which level of Functional Skills English or Mathematics a learner should study. 

Initial Assessment Tool

Training  

We run a variety of training events to support you in delivering Functional Skills. Find out more and search available courses to book:

View and book training courses

Free resources

Our extensive range of free resources will help you plan and deliver Functional Skills, saving you valuable preparation time and making it easy to find the right material to inspire your learners.

  • sample activities
  • lesson plans
  • sample schemes of work
  • curriculum models
  • mapping documents
  • sample assessment materials
  • complete delivery guides

For the complete range of free Functional Skills resources, go to the course materials page for your subject.

Resources available to purchase

Our ActiveLearn teaching and learning resources for Functional Skills offer a supportive and tailored experience for use in a classroom or workplace setting.

ActiveLearn for Functional Skills English and Mathematics
ActiveLearn for Functional Skills English and Mathematics

The topic-based content covers key areas within the new specifications and includes materials for Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. We’ve identified the main problem areas that can hold learners back as well as new or challenging content in the reformed qualifications, so our resources will enable practitioners to work closely with learners to help them progress through difficult areas of the syllabus with confidence. 

Learn more about ActiveLearn for Functional Skills English and Mathematics